drill down


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drill down

1. To bore a hole down into something; to drill in a downward direction. Unfortunately, we need to drill down into the ground to try to find the burst pipe.
2. To examine or study something in detail. OK, how can I drill down and get more information on each payee on this spreadsheet?
See also: down, drill

drill down (to something)

to bore downward to something or some distance. We drilled down to a layer of waterbearing sand, hoping to make a well. They had to drill down to bedrock to make a base for the piers that hold the building up.
See also: down, drill
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For example, OLAP tools are used to perform trend analysis on sales and financial information and to drill down into masses of sales statistics in order to isolate the products that are the most volatile.
Unlike the competition in this price range, MYOB can't drill down into the report screens to view the actual detailed transactions that make up the final numbers.
In addition, you can't drill down to transaction detail.
It's possible to drill down to the transaction level when reviewing project costs, so answers on why so much cost was incurred on a specific project are only a couple of mouse clicks away.
You can double-click on almost any report to drill down into the underlying detail.